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I've been experimenting with colors in VBA-M, Gambatte and bgb to find the "TRUE" colors of an original Game Boy Mono screen.

For an example this how the "Real GB colors" option included in VBA-M look:



As you can see it's not very accurate in my opinion as it is too green.

This however, is what I believe is the most "true" to the original Game Boy Mono screen (not 1:1 but close):



If you want to use the colors I've come up with in VBA-M then this is what you have to input under Options/Gameboy/Colors... either User 1 or User 2

Background:

Color 1
Hue 48
Sat 179
Lum 101

Red 154
Green 187
Blue 27

Color 2
Hue 49
Sat 179
Lum 92

Red 138
Green 171
Blue 25

Color 3
Hue 81
Sat 83
Lum 68

Red 47
Green 97
Blue 48

Color 4
Hue 81
Sat 143
Lum 32

Red 14
Green 55
Blue 15


Sprite:

Color 1
Hue 48
Sat 179
Lum 101

Red 154
Green 187
Blue 27

Color 2
Hue 49
Sat 179
Lum 92

Red 138
Green 171
Blue 25

Color 3
Hue 81
Sat 83
Lum 68

Red 47
Green 97
Blue 48

Color 4
Hue 81
Sat 143
Lum 32

Red 14
Green 55
Blue 15

As for Gambatte, I've attached the palette file to put in the palettes folder under:
C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\gambatte\palettes\stored

It certainly makes the experience a lot more fun!



 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
This is for bgb:

Use these values under Options/GB Color

Color 1

Red 154
Green 187
Blue 27

Color 2

Red 138
Green 171
Blue 25

Color 3

Red 47
Green 97
Blue 48

Color 4

Red 14
Green 55
Blue 15

I let the result speak for itself!







 

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I think it's really hard to define the "real" colours (especially since you could alter the brightness which would influence how it looked) but your scheme does look really close to me from what I remember.

Thanks :)
 

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Well thank you Samor!

I know it's hard to get 100% authenticity due to millions of screens, different setups and emulators that are used around the world but I think under the circumstances this is as "close" as it can get to the original Game Boy screen.
 
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